The US economy has been standing on shaky grounds these past few years. But citizens are now given a reason to be more optimistic about their futures as the economy is currently picking up speed, according to economists. With it gaining ground, companies are hiring more people, creating more job opportunities as this article from The Guardian online reports:
The US added 288,000 new jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 6.3%, its lowest level since 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said on Friday.
The number of jobs created was the largest monthly gain in more than two years. The BLS said gains were widespread, led by growth in professional and business services, retail trade, food services and drinking places, and construction.
But even if there is some apparent boost in our economy, some of our fellow citizens are still in a precarious situation as they struggle to crawl out of the last economic crisis’ aftershocks, while some are left high and dry after a recent natural calamity. Because of this, some thoughtful members of the community have decided to do something about it, like these Newport News shipbuilders joining arms with Habitat for Humanity as reported by dailypress.com:
Volunteers from the shipyard recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a house in northern Newport News for a deserving family. The 1,400 square foot house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a nice deck and a weapons elevator. (Just kidding about the weapons elevator, but we’re guessing the kids would love it.)
“Too often, we become too busy with our own daily lives that we fail to notice individuals or families who want to improve their lifestyles by owning a home,” he said. “This new home shows that we can make a difference if we pull together.”
Inspired by this moving story? The Roofing and Remodeling Company, the leading choice for roofing companies in Newport News VA, actually devised an easy way for you to have a chance at helping out neighbors in dire straits. Their new campaign, “No Roof Left Behind,” offers everyone an opportunity to provide a helping hand to someone in need. Here’s how:
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(Article Excerpt from: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/02/us-jobless-rate-drops-lowest-2008 http://www.dailypress.com/business/ports/dp-nws-recon-0515-20140514,0,6074055.story)